Scripps sets online debuts


"Gourmet Next Door" and "2 Dudes Catering" are new shows set to begin airing October 14th and 16th, respectively, on Food Network. But first, they will premiere October 8th on Food Network On Demand. It’s a first time experiment by Scripps Networks to introduce viewers to new programming online before they make their bow on the linear cable network. In addition to those two Food Network shows, "What’s with that Really Haunted House?" will debut October 8th on HGTV On Demand and October 28th on the linear network. The additional series episodes for 2 Dudes Catering and Gourmet Next Door also will be available On Demand through November.

"We’re excited to offer our MSO partners these premieres On Demand a full week before they are scheduled to air on the linear networks. This is a great opportunity for On Demand viewers to get the first look at these fun, new shows," said Patty Lumpkin, Sr. VP for affiliate marketing for Scripps Networks.